Sadie's apprenticeship experience

Wednesday 6 November 2019, UCAS advice


Sadie's apprenticeship experience

Hello! My name's Sadie Hawkins and I'm an IBMer*.

A 21 year old apprentice on a mission – a mission to promote apprenticeships (and alternative career paths) and prove that apprentices really can 'get in and go far'!

With thanks to work experience back in 2010, I gained fantastic insight into IBM’s clients, culture, innovation and technology. From there, I was hooked! In August 2011 (at the grand old age of 18), I joined the IBM apprenticeship programme.

Since joining IBM, I've gained a broad range of experience in project, people and audit management, working with clients all across Europe. Currently, I'm a Project Manager working in Dublin. Day-to-day I manage complex technology projects as part of the merger of O2 and Three Ireland.

Over the past three and half years at IBM, I've had the most amazing opportunities from visits to Downing Street to hosting events at the BT Tower. To date, my biggest achievement was being named National Apprentice of the Year 2013.

*If you haven't seen the adverts, this line is wasted on you!